“A tantalising tease of No Rome’s very promising future…the popstar he’s always hinted he could be” Pigeons & Planes
“A miniature masterpiece” Popjustice
“No Rome stakes his claim as a buzzy prospect in his own right” NME
“One to watch” Sunday Times Culture
“Alt pop at its very sharpest…a project born from art and design as much as it is the music.” Dork
The prodigal Manila-born singer and producer No Rome has dropped another brand-new track today. ‘Saint Laurent’, which is taken from his forthcoming debut EP ‘RIP Indo Hisashi’, is accompanied with a music video and is available today via Dirty Hit.
‘Saint Laurent’ is the third track to be shared from the upcoming EP. Following dreamily in the footsteps of lead track ‘Do It Again’ and more recent follow up ‘Seventeen’, ‘Saint Laurent’ is another very welcome helping of enthralling nonchalant pop, that perfectly encapsulates why No Rome is such an exciting new talent.
Watch the video for Saint Laurent HERE
Listen to the track
A truly global young talent, No Rome was born and raised in Manila, where a unique, rapidly changing cultural landscape spurred his desire to break out and make music. The most densely populated city in the world – with mountains and the beach also in close proximity in either direction – growing up No Rome found himself in many ways caught in the middle of this “concrete jungle”. Making music was an isolated, DIY operation out of necessity, whilst the ability to reinvent yourself through fashion found few early allies in a hometown so conservative. With the rise of the internet, however, came the potential for No Rome to “get the ideas I wanted out of my brain”, as well as access to a flux of influences (from New Order and The-Dream to Boards of Canada and Timbaland). Time spent in art school also encouraged No Rome to pursue a parallel passion in fashion and design, with this summer’s ‘RIP Indo Hisashi’ EP – a suitably audio-visual project – emerging as a genuine exercise in self-expression.
The ‘RIP Indo Hisashi’ EP is now available to pre-order on 12” white vinyl.